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Fall is such a wonderful time of year. In my family this is when we most enjoy being outdoors. We pick pumpkins and apples, visit many various local farms for their fall festivals, and enjoy as much time outdoors as we can before Jack Frost pays us a visit. This year my youngest daughter inspired me to try something new. I made her a little pumpkin hat to wear on our many fall outings.  I found several wonderful pumpkin hat patterns but none were quite what I had envisioned in my head. So I decided to try my hand at making my own.

I’m new at sharing my patterns, if you catch a mistake please let me know. 🙂

Punkin Hat

  • as written it is sized for 12m (18″ circumference, 6 3/4″ from crown to base of ear)
  • hook size: H (aka 5mm or #8)
  • yarn used: worsted weight (Vanna’s Choice, terracotta and kelly green)
  • abbreviations & stitches used: rnd= round, sc= single crochet, sl st= slip stitch, BLO= back loop only, hdc= half double crochet, fphdc= front post half double crochet

stem(with kelly green):
Rnd 1: Begin with magic circle, sc 5 in circle. Tighten circle center. Join with a sl st to first sc. (Option #2: If you prefer not to do the magic circle, ch 2, sc 5 times in second ch from hook. Tighten center by pulling gently on tail. Join with a sl st to first sc.)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in BLO of same st as join, sc in BLO of next 4 sts, join with sl st. [5-sc]
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join (both loops), sc in next 4 sts (both loops), join with sl st. [5-sc]
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, join with sl st. [6-sc]

hat(with kelly green):
Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1hdc in join st, 2hdc in each sc around. Join with a sl st. [12-hdc]
Rnd 6: Ch 2, 1hdc in same sp as ch 2. 2 hdc in each remaining 11 st. Join. [24hdc]
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in join, hdc in next 1hdc, (2hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 1hdc) repeat() and join. [36-hdc]
switch to terracotta
Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in join, hdc in next 2 hdc, (2hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc) repeat() and join [48-hdc]
Rnd 9: ch2, hdc in join, hdc, fphdc in next 2hdc, (2hdc in next hdc, hdc, fphdc in next 2 hdc) repeat() and join. [60-hdc]
Rnd 10: ch2, hdc in join, hdc, fphdc in next 2 st, (hdc in next 3 hdc, fphdc in next 2 hdc) repeat() and join. [60-hdc]
Rnd 11-19: Repeat Round 10. [60-hdc]
Rnd 20-22: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. [60-sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

vine (corkscrew crochet):
Using green, sl st yarn to hat near base of stem, ch 20 (weave end into first five ch), work 4sc into each st, fasten off. (wonderful YouTube tutorial here on making a corkscrew vine)

3-6 month (17″ circumference, 6 1/4″ from crown to base of ear):
Work above pattern rnds 1-7
Rnd 8. Ch 2, hdc in join, hdc in next 2 hdc, (2hdc in next hdc, hdc in next 2 hdc) repeat. Join [48-hdc]
Rnd 9. Ch 2, hdc in join, fphdc in next 2 hdc, (hdc in next 2hdc, fphdc in next st) repeat. Join [48-hdc]
Rnd 10-18. Repeat Round 9. [48-hdc]
Rnd 19-21: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join. [48-sc]

my littlest punkin modeling her hat while choosing her pumpkin

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